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50 States of solar incentives: West Virginia

A state that is in the heart of coal country has been slow to adapt to clean energy, but the tide may be turning.

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West Virginia coal ash landfill to be replaced by solar energy facility

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a 6 MW project will replace the permanently closed site.

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$500 million program to site clean energy projects at former mines

The Department of Energy is launching demonstration projects to revitalize mine lands, create jobs, and generate clean energy.

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250MW solar project planned for former West Virginia coal mine

The installation will be the largest in the state’s history by far, representing more than 10 times the capacity that the state has installed to date.

Solar support in coal country

In the United States, passage of the Build Back Better Act would extend
the solar Investment Tax Credit and offer other clean energy initiatives
that would boost the renewable energy momentum already underway in Senator Joe Manchin’s home state of West Virginia. This is good news for the state and is resulting in unlikely allies.

RFP Alert: Appalachian Power seeks 150MW of West Virginia solar

The company is accepting project bids that are at least 50MW in capacity. Battery energy storage may be included.

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